After 8 hours, many speakers are still to be heard from

The Atlanta City Council meeting to decide on funding for the planned training center was still hearing public comment just before 8:30 p.m. Monday. It remained unclear when the council might vote on the project.

Just before 8 p.m., about 126 speakers had been called, less than half of the 360 who were registered to speak.

Protestors hold a banner and shout, “Stop Cop City,” during the public comment portion of the Atlanta City Council ahead of the final vote to approve legislation to fund the training center at Atlanta City Hall, on Monday, June 5, 2023, in Atlanta. (Jason Getz /

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